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Spread across 35 acres of verdant terrain and tucked away at an altitude of 3500 feet above sea level, Banasura Hill Resort has earth rooms, twin villas and suites. It is set amidst the mesmerizing mist-clad hills of Wayanad in the Malabar region of Kerala, India. Nature plays the perfect host and the ambience that the resort exudes is irresistibly appealing to every lover of Nature. Set against the bewitching backdrop of the Banasura Hill, this resort is for the discerning traveler who looks for a more enriching experience than a mere vacation. Your holiday in Kerala will be incomplete without spending quality time at this luxurious eco-resort that places as much importance on taking care of the environment as it places on taking care of its guests.At Banasura, the emphasis is on providing that little extra care that makes every guest feel pampered. The attention that Banasura Hill Resort pays to detail is evident in every aspect of hospitality, from the courteous but unobtrusive staff, to the quality of the furnishings and fixtures and the authenticity of the cuisine. What Banasura offers you is an aura of luxury and comfort in a resort that is small enough to be intimate and homely, but spacious and expansive enough to let you feel absolutely unconfined.Constructed using earth architecture, the resort has a unique rustic look, yet offers the best in luxury and comfort, and is truly "Heaven made of Earth."Come to this luxurious, romantic hideout for a holiday to remember.
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RajeeshRj wrote a review Jan 2024
Bengaluru, India173 contributions26 helpful votes
We stayed in this lovely property with lovely views of the Banasura Hill. The property itself is huge which included sunrise point, a cave, a tea estate and a lovely stream where we were able spend a good time. The cuisine was also really tasty and very good and many choices to select from. The staff were very friendly and was available at tlyour service for any needs. Thanks for a memorable stay and would love to come back for other occasion.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 11 Jan 2024
Dear Rajeesh, Thank you for choosing Banasura Hill Resort as your vacation destination and truly appreciate your taking the time to pen this review and recommend us on TripAdvisor. Mighty pleased to hear that you had a wonderful experience at our resort and that the picturesque location, the food, and the hospitality at our resort delighted you. We are thankful for the opportunity to serve you and make it special and memorable. As for our cuisine, I would have to admit that we are blessed with a wonderful team in our kitchen, who believe in serving guests the cuisine of their choice and we are glad to know that they could serve you some choicest dishes of your liking. I will surely convey your compliments to the Chef and the entire crew, I'm sure they would be thrilled to hear from you. It was indeed a pleasure hosting you and we look forward to having you back with us again sometime soon. Till then, take care. Warm Regards, Rajesh Vijayan
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madhukarbm wrote a review Dec 2023
Bangalore District, India40 contributions16 helpful votes
We were a family of three including one child of 10 years, and we stayed for two nights here. The property is reasonably big and has a lot of places to walk around. It is maintained beautifully, and is lush green all around. There is a small stream nearby to walk upto. There Is a mini trail to hike up to a view puoint. Tea estates to walk around. Pros: Large property, lot of places to walk if you are nature lovers. Very courteous and helpful staff. Rooms are large and well maintained. [Basic facilities, though] Cons: The food choices are pretty limited, and they need to urgently change their chefs. Ala-Carte menu is very limited, and basically a subset of their buffet spread, which fore most part of the time is served cold. The swimming pool is at a beautiful location, however even basic things like towels are not provided near the pool. The spa, is a total rip off. The therapist does not appear to be trained, and the supposedly in charge person, keeps dropping in during a massage, I have never been interrupted so many times during a massage without basic etiquette of not entering a massage room when someone is being worked on. I seriously recommend not to use the spa The room was pretty basic, which is actually a good thing, however the towels they keep are non water absorbent ones, I wish they keep some towels which are cotton. I recommend the owners to install some easy chairs in open areas with the Mountain View, I would have really enjoyed my time reading a book facing the lovely mountains which the resort is facing to.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded 11 Jan 2024
Dear Madhukar, Thank you for choosing to stay at our Banasura Hill Resort and taking the time to share your valuable feedback. We are delighted to hear that you, along with your family, enjoyed the natural beauty and spacious surroundings of our property during your two-night stay. We appreciate your kind words regarding the large and well-maintained rooms, as well as the courteous and helpful staff. It's heartening to know that you explored the various walking trails, tea estates, and the mini trail leading to a viewpoint. We understand the importance of maintaining a serene and lush green environment for nature enthusiasts like yourselves. We also appreciate your constructive feedback on areas that need improvement. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the limited food choices and the temperature of the buffet spread. Your comments about the swimming pool amenities, spa experience, and room towels are duly noted, and we assure you that we will address these concerns promptly to enhance the overall guest experience. Regarding your suggestion about installing easy chairs in open areas with mountain views, we find it insightful and will certainly consider it to further enhance our guests' experience. Once again, thank you for your detailed review. We value your input, and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to Banasura Hill Resort in the future, offering an even more enjoyable stay. Best Regards, Rajesh Vijayan
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Aakankshanayar wrote a review Feb 2023
New Delhi, India86 contributions31 helpful votes
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We visited this property end of 2022, to celebrate new year, and it was a big regret. The way to the resort is bumpy, the staff is so hostile, ignorant and rude. The pictures posted on the booking websites are very old, the property is run down. The food is so bad, that I even after many attempts I couldn’t break the gulab jamun. The support staff is untrained. We got a room which had seepage and felt damp through the night of our staff. The linens were stained, even after requesting for a change. Upon raising concerns, the manager decided to hide and thereafter ignore to avoid meeting us. It’s been the worst year end trip. Do not fall for the pictures. The property is in quite a bad shape. We decided to cut short our stay and escape the horror of it.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 26 Feb 2023
Dear Aakansha, Thank you for visiting Banasura Hill Resort and we appreciate your taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. We have received numerous accolades for our exemplary standards of service and zero tolerance for shortfalls, so it was rather unfortunate to learn that we fell short of your expectations and regret any inconvenience this may have caused you. I can see that the core of your grouse was our inability to inform you about the renovation and providing refund. Since your booking was through the travel agency, our team urged you to speak with them for refund and advise us accordingly. Having said that, you were given a free upgrade from the earth room to twin villa and room service as well. We also regret that you did not find the food at our resort to your liking. While our Kitchen staff have been commended on numerous occasions, so much as to make our restaurant a highlight of our resort for most of our guests, we do understand that taste can be very subjective. Based on this background, I can only infer that your insistence for an early check-out seem purely personal. Best Regards, Rajesh Vijayan
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Upasana Narang Manchanda wrote a review Jan 2023
Bengaluru, India7 contributions1 helpful vote
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Beautiful resort in Banasura Waynad with private nature stream and mini trecking experience. Hill view point is also great. Food is quite tasty. Rooms are spacious with nature mud theme. They have tea garden also which is accessible for nature walk. Very much recommended stay for holiday time.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Responded 31 Jan 2023
Dear UpasanaNM, Thank you for choosing Banasura Hill Resort as your holiday destination. I am glad that you loved the experience at our resort and the eco-friendly concept, ambience, cuisine, the nature trails and the trekking activities enchanted you. While we take pride in the exemplary quality of our service, your generous appreciation is what makes all our efforts worthwhile and drives us to continue doing our best. We thoroughly enjoyed hosting you as our guest and we look forward to having you with us once again. Meantime take care. Best Regards, Rajesh Vijayan
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Ashwin K wrote a review Jan 2023
Bengaluru, India7 contributions2 helpful votes
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My wife and I visited the resort for New Years. The resort is at a great location with the view of the Banasura hill. All the staff in the resort, starting from the valet, to the front desk, to the guys in the restaurant, everyone is always looking to help and they always have a smile on their face. The owners were so wonderful and friendly as well. They treated us like family and that's one of the reasons why il definitely come back and stay at the property. The room was excellent and the next day we also got upgraded to the suite as it was available which was just so serene and peaceful. The food in the resort was absolutely yummy as well! Overall in absolutely loved the stay and I will definitely come back and also encourage my friends to stay at Banasura Hill Resort
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 18 Jan 2023
Dear Ashwin K, Thank you for staying at Banasura Hill Resort . It was a pleasure hosting you and I am glad that you enjoyed your stay at our resort very much and pleased to learn that the hospitality, the service and the surroundings of the resort enchanted you. Our lunches are typically 'Kerala' cuisine while the dinners are always a mix of North Indian and continental. In this way, Guests get to savour a whole range of dishes to suit their taste buds. I will surely convey your compliments to the kitchen staff and our entire team who made your stay a pleasant and a memorable experience. Thank you once again for your review and the amazing photos that you posted in Trip Advisor and we look forward to having you again sometime soon. Till then, take care. Warm regards, Rajesh Vijayan
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Sukanya wrote a review Jan 2023
Chennai (Madras), India3 contributions2 helpful votes
Rooms were untidy, found cockroaches and red ants in the room. Rooms were not cleaned properly. Bathroom doesn't have proper drainage and water were coming out to the rooms, i stayed in the room 302. Food is overpriced. Zero hospitality.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Responded 08 Jan 2023
Dear Sukanya,, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. It was rather unfortunate to learn that we fell short on some of your expectations and regret any inconvenience this may have caused you. Located in the forest region with lots of green spaces in the resort, it is pretty challenging to have an insect-free eco-system. While we employ a professional pest management company, we also try hard to balance the ecosystem by using natural ingredients for insect prevention. We regret that you had to encounter such a situation and we will certainly look into this. We have received numerous accolades for our exemplary standards of service and zero tolerance for shortfalls, so it was rather unfortunate to learn that we fell short of some of your expectations and regret any inconvenience this may have caused you. Having said that, I was hoping if you could elaborate on where you think we fell short in our hospitality so that we could ensure you our very best on your next visit. I sincerely hope these incidents will not deter you from visiting us again and assure you that we aim to attain a full rating from you on your next visit. Till then, take care. Best Regards, Rajesh Vijayan
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June wrote a review Dec 2022
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Had been to this resort just to have a view of the hills and to visit the dam. Did not have a good holiday experience here and for the price it definately is not one I would recommend at all. The service at this place is pathetic. They say free wifi services but that is not true. You have no internet service in your room at all. The wifi service is available to you only in their Lobby. If you have to make a call too one has to come out to the lobby to do so. There is no phone network at all available in the resort. The electric kettle in the room too was not working and the hot water in the shower only comes to you in spurts of very hot water and suddenly very cold water. So one has to be very careful when taking a bath nit to get burn. I will stay away from this resort as it needs a lot of fine tuning to be done for the price that they take. Was extremely disappointed.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 25 Dec 2022
Dear junereccani21, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. Banasura is not a business hotel but rather an experience. Conceptually or metaphorically rather, we would like to believe that mother nature plays host at Banasura Hill Resort and all we ensure is that our guests have a fantastic time in her company. So much so that the rooms at the resort were built from the very earth they stand upon. We assure you that the conspicuous absence of many facilities you’d expect to find in business hotels is a deliberate decision to ensure conformity with our concept rather than an attempt at being frugal by any means. I agree, network connection at times can be poor more because of weather than the terrain. We have taken note of your disappointment with the electric kettle and the hot water in the shower and are investigating the matter. At Banasura we have always taken pride in the service and hospitality that we provide. Your report has prompted us to take additional measures to make sure our guests have a memorable experience. But despite our efforts, if we may have fallen short on your expectations, please accept our sincere apologies. My team and I are confident that we can, if given a chance, make your next stay better. Meantime take care. Best Regards, Rajesh Vijayan
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swapna17 wrote a review Nov 2021
Bangllore, India2 contributions
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We stayed for 2 nights in November 2021 during rainy days. Location has a nice backdrop of Banasura mountains and offers a unique experience of staying in mud cottages. Staff was courteous and offered a free upgrade to a large mud room with good views of the mountain. Thanks to Joby. Restaurant served good quality, tasty food and offered a variety of food including Kerala, North Indian and Chinese. Thanks to Mahesh and Girish.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 22 Nov 2021
Dear Swapna, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. Glad to learn that you had a wonderful time and enjoyed the natural surroundings, hospitality and cuisine at our resort. Many thanks for your appreciation and kind words, it certainly means a lot to the team. It was a pleasure serving you and we hope to have you with us again, sometime soon. Meantime take care. Best Regards, Rajesh Vijayan
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Prity Agrawal wrote a review Dec 2020
Bengaluru, India152 contributions30 helpful votes
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It was a 5 day short trip but loved the property, hospitality and service. Shaiju Murali and the restaurant staff were amazingly courteous and very caring for every person’s taste. The property is worth every penny.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 15 Dec 2020
Dear Preety, Thank you for staying at Banasura Hill Resort for 5 days. . It was a pleasure hosting you and I am glad that you enjoyed your stay at our resort very much and pleased to learn that the hospitality, the service and the surroundings of the resort enchanted you. Our lunches are typically 'Kerala' cuisine while the dinners are always a mix of North Indian and continental. This way, Guests get to savor a whole range of dishes to suit their taste buds and will surely convey your compliments to Shaiju Murali and the kitchen staff and our entire team who made your stay a pleasant and an enjoyable experience. Thank you once again for your review and the amazing photos that you posted in Trip Advisor and we look forward to having you again very soon. Best Regards, Rajesh Vijayan
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SAM wrote a review Nov 2020
Bengaluru, India1 contribution
Simply the best location one can visit with family. We had great stay there 3 night 4 days. The hotel staff are very co-operative and humble. Food where delicious and very testy the kitchen / restorent team is AWSOME, helpful. Thank to entire team of Banasura hill resorts wayanad.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 30 Nov 2020
Dear Sam, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us. Glad to learn that you had a wonderful time and enjoyed the stay at the resort, the hospitality and cuisine. I will surely convey your compliments to our Chef and his kitchen staff who would be thrilled to learn of your generous appreciation. It was a pleasure serving you and we hope to have you with us again, sometime soon. Meantime take care. Best Regards, Rajesh Vijayan
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IndiaKeralaWayanad DistrictVellamunda
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Frequently Asked Questions about Banasura Hill Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Banasura Hill Resort?
Nearby attractions include Banasura Sagar Dam (6.1 km), Banasura Hill (5.8 km), and Meenmutty Falls (4.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Banasura Hill Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a spa.
What food & drink options are available at Banasura Hill Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Banasura Hill Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Banasura Hill Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Udupi Bhavan, Tropics Pool-Side Bar And Grill, and Bar Lounge.
Is Banasura Hill Resort located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.06 km away from the centre of Vellamunda.
Are pets allowed at Banasura Hill Resort?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Banasura Hill Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Does Banasura Hill Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.